2nd Kyu Exams

Passed!

After failing last time in October I obtained my 2nd kyu in Kyudo today! Hooray~

It was really surprising that my sensei got into the dojo after the senseis were discussing who passes/fails and swung his arm and hit me on the left upper arm and swung the other arm and hit me on the right upper arm.

I was totally like “O____O did I pass?”, he grinned and I said “Judging by that smile I did…”
Another sensei said then (as he was watching the scene) “You really improved a lot”

After the results were officially my (training) senpai went to me…. and didn’t congratulate but asked “What happened to you?!” and I was like ….what the hell should I answer… and couldn’t say anything.

I know I am kind of rushing things each training buuuuuuut today was a nice day, I was always told to relax and slow down so TODAY I WAS SLOW.

On the way back home I was told by my senpai who usually picks me up that he also got asked if he did something to me today 😀 so big surprise for everyone that I passed today? (And hit the mato 1st time since last Thursday… and Thursday’s hit was the first in a year?)

So next exams will be 1st kyu…. maybe in October?

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A Lot Of Cool Things Happened

The last week was weird… and awesome.

Work was busy (and partly annoying) and I had finally time on Thursday (between work and Kyudo training) to check out our new area at work.
Woah~ everything so cool there. And we got 2 new meeting rooms.
One of them is really really reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally cool. Wanna know why?

In November they asked around (via mass email) if we would have nice pictures of travels, sightseeing spots, etc… I sent in three pictures. One was chosen. I knew they would use it… but the way how they used it: Awesome.

The meeting room is named after my picture 😀 “Disneyland” – with a short description and my name next to it. And besides that: The picture got blown up so it’s on a whole wall of this meeting room!

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(second pic is actually half of the original *lol* could not get the other half on picture as meeting room is too small :D)

I was so happy after I went back to my desk I told basically everyone I met on the way back *lol* and the next day I received a “Mickey Mouse” cup from a new colleague (known him for 1 day and he gives me a cup wooh) :O

A Lot Of Cool Things Happened(Don’t mind the chocolate… that’s mine – and meanwhile eaten :P)

I had bad luck that day with my train but I was instantly happy. 

And in the evening when going home I saw my first frog in the Netherlands… in the middle of my way home.

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Next thing I stumbled over was a box of chocolate at my door. Which was meant as an apology of my next-door-neighbor for the noise last weekend.

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So cool~

My new cellphone protection came today as well so I can show it off next week when I go on holidays to meet friends / boyfriend 😛

And now I am at home, relaxing. Got holidays until the 19th starting tomorrow… well, it’ll start after tomorrow as I will have my 2nd Kyu exams (2nd try) tomorrow and need to study a bit for it now 😀

And well…. I also received something cool on 27th of February with my pre-ordered Tales of Symphonia Chronicles game: A cellphone bag ❤

A Lot Of Cool Things Happened

Oh yeah, if you want to see cherries blooming: The Netherlands is the right spot right now *rofl*

(and yes, after my holidays I’ll start planning my trip to Japan in April ❤

Lufthansa Changes Flight Details

Every month since I booked my ticket to Japan I received a mail that my flight details changed…

first it was the airport (Narita -> Haneda), then the departure time to Japan, the landing time in Munich… now it is the landing in Amsterdam.

I’m not happy with the latest change so I called their customer service who tried to find a solution but could not do anything in the end – offered options: Flight with stop in Frankfurt/Main but arrival time in Amsterdam at 10:30PM as it would be from Munich or flight from 11th of May at 00:25AM to Amsterdam (landing 10:30PM).

Ehm~ nope~

I’m disappointed about all these changes. Really am. I did not want to stay 3 hours waiting at a boring airport and now it happens due to their rotten changes every month. Greatly disappointed.
Not in the service of the lady I had on the phone… she was cool. But I don’t get why I book something that changes every month anyways… 😦